FDA Opposes Silicone Breast Implants
It's been thirteen years since most silicone-gel breast implants were banned. Inamed Corp. has been hard at work trying to improve them and requested Monday to bring them back to the U.S. market. The FDA was very skeptical and its advisers voted 5-4 that the company hasn't provided enough evidence about how long they will last and what would happen if they break and silicone oozes into the breast, or similar scenarios. Many dermatologists feel uncomfortable with implants, most won't recommend them for the safety issues, yet sales are on the rise. How much money is circulated by the "breast implant" business? All I know is that it's a lot. These types of doctors make more money than most any other types.
Posted by Fred at 4/12/2005 11:28:00 PM